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Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau
Birth: May 30, 1820
Capitale-Nationale Region
Quebec, Canada
Death: Apr. 4, 1890
Capitale-Nationale Region
Quebec, Canada

Premier of Quebec. Born in Charlesbourg, Quebec, Chauveau was admitted to the bar in 1841. In 1844 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada, serving until 1855, when he was appointed Superintendent of Education until 1867. Following the Confederation of Canada in 1867, he was chosen to serve as the 1st Premier of Quebec and, in addition would also be elected to the Canadian House of Commons representing Quebec County. In 1873, he resigned from both offices and was appointed Speaker of the Senate of Canada by Prime Minister John Macdonald, an office he only held until 1874. After briefly serving as chairman of the Quebec Harbour Commission, he was appointed Sheriff of Montreal serving from 1877 until his death in 1890. He also taught at Laval University from 1878 until 1890 and was Dean of the Faculty of Law from 1884 until 1890. (bio by: G.Photographer) 
Chapelle des Ursulines
Capitale-Nationale Region
Quebec, Canada
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Originally Created by: G.Photographer
Record added: Mar 19, 2009
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Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau
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